Family Meripilaceae Jülich

[part of residual clade of Polyporales]

All three genera are found in North America. Rigidoporus is recorded in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.

  1. Meripilus, M. sumstinei
  2. Physisporinus
  3. Rigidoporus

Taxon Details and Links

Compare Index Fungorum and Mycobank.

  • Meripilaceae Jülich, Bibliotheca Mycologica 85: 378 (1981). Type: Meripilus P. Karst. 1882.
Note that Grifola is not related to Meripilus but rather placed in its own family Grifolaceae. Some species of Rigidoporus are placed in the Cerrenaceae (Justo et al. 2017).
Justo, A., O. Miettinen, D. Floudas, B. Ortiz-Santana, E. Sjökvist, D. Lindner, K. K. Nakasone, T. Niemelä, K.-H. Larsson, L. Ryvarden, D.S. Hibbett. 2017. A revised family-level classification of the Polyporales (Basidiomycota), Fungal Biology 121(9): 798-824. DOI: 10.1016/j.funbio.2017.05.010 [PDF available at Justo Publications]
Miettinen O., E. Larsson, E. Sjökvist, K-H. Larsson. 2012. Comprehensive taxon sampling reveals unaccounted diversity and morphological plasticity in a group of dimitic polypores (Polyporales, Basidiomycota). Cladistics 28:251–270.
Index Fungorum

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